But if we implemented paternal responsibility and if we stopped subsidizing maternal and paternal irresponsibility, the influence and control of government in our lives would no longer be paramount. That, comrade, is not acceptable. Welfare laws, going back to LBJ, are not an accident. There are no unintended consequences. While welfare policies have been deleterious to the family structure across the board, no group has been hurt more than Blacks. LBJ's Great Society and War on Poverty had done more damage to black family culture than slavery ever did.